Author Archive for Jenni

Jenni is a healthy-living food blogger who rarely lets her iPad leave her side. Find her on Twitter @spoonfulatatime.

Redbox and Verizon Launch Redbox Instant App, Unlimited Movie Streaming


Today Redbox and Verizon announced that they are officially starting to roll out their new streaming and movie rental service to private beta subscribers.

The new service is going head to head against Netflix, offering unlimited streaming available through browsers and mobile apps, plus four physical DVD or Blu-ray rentals at Redbox kiosks per month.

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Amazon Instant Video App Now Available for iPhone & iPod Touch

aiv_ios_hero._V398152530_The Amazon Instant Video app has been available on the iPad since August 1st, but it wasn’t a universal app.  Today, the online retail giant finally updated the app to include iPhone and iPod touch compatibility, making it even easier to keep up with your favorite shows and movies when you’re on the go.

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Samsung Taking Cheap Shots at iOS 6 Maps in Australia

Samsung got a little snarky today on George Street in Sydney trying to cash in on the latest Apple Maps debacle that sent several drivers into deadly situations after blindly following their iPhones into the wilderness of the Outback.

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Unleash Your Inner Musician with Figure – iPad App Review

Figure is a fun music-making app where anyone, regardless of musical skill, can create professional-sounding synthesized customized songs with killer beats.  All it takes is a few swipes of your fingers!

When you launch the app you’ll see a quick tutorial with help bubbles. They are enough to get beginners going creating a song, but if you’re a serious musician and really want to understand the inner workings of the app be sure to check out the online help – tap on System, then About Figure to find it.

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Spread the Holiday Cheer With These Christmas Caroling Apps

Whether you’re headed out to entertain the neighbors or just want to have a festive singalong at home, check out these great apps for honing your Christmas caroling skills!

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Pies Made Simple with Appetites’ Easy As Pie – iPad App Review

Appetites’ Easy As Pie is a baking app that makes pie making fun and accessible, taking you through 20 homemade pies with step-by-step videos illustrating the entire process, all the way from assembling the ingredients to serving.

There are lots of pie choices, from specialty pies to classic favorites and pudding pies, and all of them look absolutely delicious.  She covers a variety of crust types, from traditional to graham cracker and cookie crusts.  There are also lots of toppings, including crumbles, meringues and whipped cream.  You are sure to find something perfect for any occasion with Appetites’ Easy as Pie!

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Create Great-Looking Christmas Cards with your iPad

Want to share some holiday cheer with your friends and family, and maybe even have a little fun doing it?  There are lots of great apps out there for stylish and creative Christmas cards, whether you want to design them yourself from scratch or take a little help from a template.  Some of them will even do all the printing and mailing work for you!

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9 Free Apps to Make Holiday Shopping a Breeze

Does the idea of packed parking lots, pushy people and long lines make you shudder?

Do you have trouble coming up with ideas for everyone on your gift list?

Check out these great apps for getting your Christmas shopping done without even getting off the couch!

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Holiday Baking Apps and Accessories

The holidays is a time when many of us are inspired to get in the kitchen and whip up some delicious baked goods to share with friends and family.  Whether the idea of baking intimidates you or excites you, these apps and accessories will make those kitchen adventures a lot more fun!

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iPad Drives Black Friday Online Shopping

When you hear “Black Friday,” generally the first image that comes to mind is long lines, stampedes and general chaos as shoppers try to score the best deals.  But these days, more of us are choosing to stick to the comforts of home and our iPads to get our Christmas shopping done.

This year, online shopping sales on Black Friday increased by 20.4 percent, and 24 percent of those online shoppers were using mobile devices.  Not surprisingly, Apple led the mobile shopping experience with a whopping 88.3 percent of the tablet shopping traffic and 9.3 percent of all mobile shopping.  The iPad and iPhone together accounted for 18.5 percent of all mobile shopping transactions.

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